Rincon Fire Chief Corey Rahn was on his way to an actual emergency on April 10 when he was aggressively pursued by police. Naturally, he believed they were en route to the same incident. A series of videos have been released documenting the absurd actions of the officer.
The chief was out running errands when he was alerted that a garbage truck had rear-ended a gas truck that was carrying 9,000 gallons of gas, 15 miles away from where he was. Understanding the severity of the situation, Rahn jumped in his personal vehicle and put a mini row of red emergency lights up so that he could rush to the scene and help.
As the fire chief was rushing to the scene, he became an unknowing suspect in a car chase. Despite his emergency lights, an officer began recklessly attempting to pull him over. However, as there was an extraordinarily dangerous situation, with a person trapped, Rahn assumed the officer was just on his way to the scene as well.
Apparently, the Central Dispatch was reportedly “too busy” to check if it was someone who was responding to an incident. So, the chase continued until eventually the officer used his PA system to demand that the fire chief stop. Rahn heroically ignored the orders and continued to where he was needed, only then learning that he was being chased.
The Port Wentworth police let Rahn finish working the wreck and he was allowed to pick up his citations at the Port Wentworth police department.
Rahn was given three citations, including reckless driving, failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.
Rahn can be heard on an interview video telling Port Wentworth police he was trying to get to an accident involving a gasoline spill and assist with the removal of a person trapped in a vehicle.
There are TWO videos in the story:
– the police chase
– the confrontation between the officer and his targets